The first “Old Fashioned” cocktail was first mentioned by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book Bartenders Guide: How To Mix Drinks. The big difference was that instead of whiskey or bourbon, It was Old Holland Gin as the main ingredient.In 1895 Modern American Drinks, written by George Kappeler, was published with a Whiskey Old Fashioned. It read, “Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piec...
2 large fresh basil leaves plus 1 small sprig for garnish
Place the ice cubes, strawberries, light rum, balsamic vinegar and basil leaves in the pitcher of a blender and blend until smooth and slushy. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a small basil sprig.
Cook's Note: If your strawberries aren't very sweet, add up to 1/2 teaspoon superfine su...
In a tall glass or cocktail shaker, fill with ice. Add the Honey Ginger White Balsamic, vodka, club soda, squeeze of one lime wedge and stevia. Stir to mix. Pour in a copper mug and garnish with a slice of lime.
1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
A sprig of mint or fresh raspberries for garnish
Place half of the peaches and half of the balsamic vinegar in the blender. Blend until smooth. Add remaining peaches and balsamic vinegar and blend until it is smooth. Spoon into a a glass. Add Prosecco. Serve in glasses wit...
The term "shrub" can be applied to the sweetened vinegar-based syrup, from which a cocktail is made; the syrup is also known as drinking vinegar. Drinking vinegar is often infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices for use in mixed drinks. Simply make your syrup and then mix with club soda and the libation of your choice like vodka, rum or gin.
1 cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered
1/2 cup sugar (up to 1 cup if you like things sweet)